Title: Supply chain management in developing countries: empirical evidence from Vietnamese manufacturing companies

Authors: Minh Hue Nguyen; Anh Chi Phan; Yoshiki Matsui

Addresses: University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, 144 Xuan Thuy, CauGiay, Hanoi, Vietnam; Yokohama National University, 79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, 2408501, Japan ' University of Economics and Business, Vietnam National University, 144 Xuan Thuy, CauGiay, Hanoi, Vietnam ' Yokohama National University, 79-4 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, 2408501, Japan

Abstract: This study aims to investigate the relationship between supply chain management practices and operational capabilities in Vietnamese manufacturing companies. The relationship is examined separately in both upstream and downstream supply chains of the firms. Data were collected from 25 Vietnamese manufacturers operating in automobile, machinery and electric and electronics industries in 2014. After testing the reliability and validity of each measurement scale, multiple regression analysis is utilised to test the relationship between supply chain management practices and operational capabilities. Analysis results indicate positive linkages between supply chain management practices on all aspects of manufacturing capabilities. In particular, the downstream supply chain management practices show more significant effect on manufacturing capabilities than the upstream ones. The paper contributes to enriching the literature on supply chain management in developing countries, and providing insight into how Vietnamese manufacturers would improve manufacturing capabilities through better supply chain management practices.

Keywords: supply chain management; SCM; manufacturing capabilities; Vietnamese manufacturing; Vietnam.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2018.093455

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2018 Vol.24 No.4, pp.566 - 584

Received: 08 Oct 2016
Accepted: 17 Apr 2017

Published online: 06 Jul 2018 *

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